The Year in Enterprise students attended a Global Entrepreneurs Bootcamp back in August at KAIST University in South Korea where they won a competition which involved pitching in front of a panel of entrepreneurship professors.
Owen Seabrook, a Film, Photography and Media student doing his Year in Enterprise and owner of Seabrook Media, attended the bootcamp and shared his experience with us.
As a Film, Photography and Media student with an enterprise in the field of media production and marketing, I could bring a different approach to the pitch than my teammates in Engineering, Physics and Computer Science.
"Heavily immersed in South Korean business culture in one of the country’s leading universities for entrepreneurship, the KAIST Global Entrepreneurship Camp featured seminars on the business development process, talks from established business owners and professors, and visits to other companies."
The bootcamp included team workshops in order for students to apply their knowledge and then pitch a viable business solution to KAIST’s panel of entrepreneurship professors. Owen’s team was the winning team for the competition and they were awarded a certificate and prize by KAIST’s Start-Up Studio Director, Byoung Yoon Kim.
Owen attended the bootcamp along with the Year in Enterprise students – four in total – on behalf of the university’s start-up support scheme, SPARK.
"As a Film, Photography and Media student with an enterprise in the field of media production and marketing, I could bring a different approach to the pitch than my teammates in Engineering, Physics and Computer Science. Where I focused on visual elements like our presentation, logo and promotional video for our product, my team worked on research, prototype app development and refining the business model. This led overall to a stronger finished product, especially since we were all able to give input, criticism and feedback to each other’s work and collaboratively come to a more substantial conclusion."